Exposiciones / Case Study: Rodchenko

22 March, 2018 - 26 August, 2018
IVAM, Institut Valencià d’Art Modern, Valencia
Curated:
J. Ramon Escrivà

Aleksandr Rodchenko (St Petersburg, 1891–Moscow, 1956) was one of the most outstanding Soviet avant-garde artists during the interwar period. The founder of Russian constructivism, he was also one of the artists to introduce photomontage to the Soviet Union. His work supported the idea of a revolutionary utopia, seeing art as a vehicle for transforming life.

In accordance with this idea, the exhibition analyses his radical contributions to the world of photography and graphic design (both political and commercial) through a selection of books, photos and magazines from the time, arranged so as to give special attention to the propaganda magazine USSR in Construction and to some of the artists, such as El Lissitzky, Klutsis, Mayakovsky and Varvara Stepanova, who shared the same aesthetic and political views.

The exhibition is based on material from the Institut Valencià d’Art Modern Collection, complemented by works loaned by the Santander-based Lafuente Archive and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía Library.

 

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